TUBIFLORA

Tubiflora

This is an attractive smallish evergreen salvia.  I don’t think it would ever get over a metre.   The flowers are orange with hairs that have gold tips.  Old stems that have flowered could be cut to the base maybe late summer.  It will frost burn but I have never tried it in a number of spots to see how tender it is.

This plant was originally introduced in 1998 as oppositiflora which is now applied to a different plant.  There is also a plant called tubifera  so you need to get your spelling right!  Confusion comes with name changes and I have to think out the name very carefully.

Price:  $7